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President Alger and the senior leaders are pleased to implement a modified summer work schedule for James Madison University for the ninth year.

The university will adopt a modified summer schedule beginning Monday, May 10 and ending Friday, August 13, 2021.

  • University hours of business operation will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
  • University hours of business operation will be 8:00 a.m. – noon on Friday.
  • Full-time employees must work a 40-hour workweek or use leave to make up the difference.  Not doing so could jeopardize JMU's ability to provide modified summer scheduling.
  • Employees may work past noon on Fridays to fulfill their 40-hour workweek.
  • Alternate work schedules that meet the 40-hour workweek are acceptable with supervisory approval.
  • Departments and supervisors who have employees working an adjusted schedule after noon on Fridays will determine customer service expectations.

  • Full-time employee work schedules should be adjusted accordingly during the Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday weeks.  The workweek (taking 8-hour designated holidays into account) must equal at least 40 hours.  See Holiday Schedule and University Closings
  • All leave requests are subject to supervisor’s approval.

If you have questions regarding the modified summer work schedule, please review the 2021 Modified Summer Schedule Frequently Asked Questions or contact Reagan Neese, Leave Specialist,, 540-568-3974.

JMU strives for flexibility in scheduling, work-life balance, and employee satisfaction.

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